It's official: the New England Patriots can't beat anyone anymore (unless you happen to play in the same division as them).
They couldn't beat the tanking Washington Commanders at home last week. They couldn't score at all against the thoroughly mediocre New Orleans Saints at home in Week 5. They couldn't even beat old friend Josh McDaniels in Week 6 -- his last win with the highly dysfunctional Las Vegas Raiders before they fired him.
So yeah, good luck to the Patriots this week. They're 2-7, own the worst record in the AFC and haven't beaten a non-divisional opponent all year. Now they have to travel across the pond to face the surprisingly potent Indianapolis Colts (seventh in scoring) in Frankfurt this week, and not surprisingly, the odds aren't in their favor.
Patriots vs Colts Week 10 Opening Odds
As of Monday afternoon, New England is a 1.5-point underdog against the Colts in Germany for Week 10 on WynnBet.
Normally, this would be a prime matchup for the Patriots. Indy has a losing record (4-5), a terrible defense (fifth-most points allowed) and a suspect quarterback with Gardner Minshew under center. Not too long ago, New England would have been favored in this game.
Not anymore. The Colts actually have a functional offense, unlike the Patriots. Indy has scored at least 20 points in every game this season. New England has only done so twice, and only once since Week 1.
The Patriots are just too beat up on both sides of the ball right now. The offense lost top receiver Kendrick Bourne for the rest of the season, and the defense is without Matthew Judon and Christian Gonzalez. Mac Jones is mediocre, his teammates are mistake-prone and Bill Belichick has resorted to blaming referees for his team's failures.
Could New England still pull out a win in Week 10? Perhaps, but I wouldn't bet on it.
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